CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), a world leader in cable and connectivity
solutions, today introduced a new fiber optic Pavement Cable
specifically designed to reduce installation costs and construction
time. It can be used by MSOs to deploy fiber to commercial, residential
and small-to-mid-sized businesses, and it is also designed for
enterprise applications such as metropolitan and campus sidewalks,
roadways and parking lots.
Available in up to 72-fiber count, CommScope's fiber optic pavement
cable utilizes a gel-filled central tube cable encased in a smooth-wall,
welded copper armor that provides it with enhanced fiber protection and
water blocking characteristics. The product is rugged in design with
excellent crush resistance and thermal stability while providing tensile
performance compatible with standard micro-trenching techniques. Since
sharp edges are minimized, it also provides fiber protection during
cable access and termination.
The Pavement Cable's unique, patent-pending design allows an
installation method that can substantially reduce disruption of
day-to-day traffic at the installation site since it requires only a 10
mm wide by 8 cm deep groove to be cut into a sidewalk, roadway, or
parking lot. The pavement cable is placed at the bottom of the slot and
held in place by a closed-cell, foamed backer rod. The opening is then
easily sealed with common, commercially available hot sealant, roofing
tar or caulking, depending upon the surface.
"We believe our new pavement cable's installation method is a
significant improvement over more costly and time-consuming directional
boring and trenching techniques used in the past when an aerial
installation of a fiber drop was impractical," said Brian Garrett,
CommScope's President and COO. "Our fiber optic pavement cable is
another example of our commitment to provide cost effective, commercial
access solutions to our MSO and enterprise customers."
CommScope is a world leader in the design and manufacture of 'last mile'
cable and connectivity solutions for communication networks. Through our
SYSTIMAX(R) Solutions and Uniprise(TM) brands we are the global leader
in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. We
are also the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid
Fiber Coaxial (HFC) applications. Backed by strong research and
development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with high-performance wired or wireless cabling solutions.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management's beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could
cause such a difference, please see CommScope's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking
statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any
obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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